On Monday, January 20, Fatima Zahra Filali Idrissi debuted her latest spring-summer 2020 haute-couture collection of caftans, adorned with Louis d’Or – a French gold coin that had been in circulation in Morocco throughout the 19th and early 20th century.
Named “Renaissance”, Fatima Zahra’s new collection gave a new breath to the Moroccan Caftan, by combining tradition, refinement, elegance, modernity, and originality.
“I chose Renaissance as a name for my new collection as I tried throughout my new caftans to revive several kinds of embroidery and traditional beading techniques that our great-great-grandmothers used to make,” Fatima Zahra Filali Idrissi explains.
“It took me more than a year of research in order to conceive this new creation,” says Fatima Idrissi Filali, adding that the Louis d’Or adorning the caftans were collected from old Moroccan and French families, which inherited them from generation to generation.
Fatima Zahra Filali Idrissi was selected to present her new collection in the Oriental Fashion Show among about twenty other designers and Fashion Houses, from Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa.
Born in 1975 in Fez, Fatima Zahra is a creative fashion designer with a passion for art history, which makes her creations both a work of art and a piece of history. Throughout her career, Fatima Zahra has modernized the caftan while maintaining its Moroccan identity.